Henri Pierre Léon Pharamond Blanchard (1805–1873) was a French lithographer, and painter of landscapes and historical subjects.
Blanchard was born at La Guillotière, a suburb of Lyon, in 1805. He studied under Antoine-Jean Gros, travelled in many distant countries, and went to Mexico with the French expedition of 1858–9. In 1856 he was in Russia, and was present at the coronation of Alexander II. Much of his career was devoted to lithography, and heo contributed extensively to L'Illustration. In 1855 published L'Itinéraire Historique et Descriptif de Paris à Constantinople (12 plates).
He died in Paris in 1873.
His principal works include:.
- The Smugglers. 1836.
- The Disarmament of Vera Cruz. 1840. (At Versailles.)
- The Street of El Alari at Tangiers.
- San Isidoro Labrador, the Patron Saint of Madrid.
- Vasco Nuñez de Balboa discovering the South Sea. (Paris Univ. Exhib. 1855.)
- The Valley of Jehoshaphat. (Paris Univ. Exhib. 1855.)
- The Arrival of the French at Plan-del-Rio. 1865.
- Farm Yard at Chatou.
- The Djiguietofka.
- An American Glade.
- Mongan, Agnes (1991). David to Corot : French drawings in the Fogg Art Museum (Reissue. ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. p. 7. ISBN 9780674193208. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
- This article incorporates text from the article "BLANCHARD, Henri Pierre Léon Pharamond" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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